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Old 03-23-2015, 06:36 PM   #1
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2014 headlight position light?

Just picked up a new 2014 DL 1000 (left over stock) from dealer and I am trying to find out just what that little bulb at the bottom of the headlight is for? They call it a position light. It turns on with key and since I still have snow around here I cannot take the bike for a spin to see if this light goes out while riding. I am gonna guess it acts like a park light and does go out once you start to ride? Nothing in the manual and many searches on google has netted no info on this bulb........????
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:50 PM   #2
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Ask the selling dealer?
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:52 PM   #3
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Euro parking light I'll bet, without the switches to activate it separately.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:32 AM   #4
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I think they may be parking light/s or position lights as the Euro's refer to them. Similar in operation to park lights on a car. If your Strom is like a CBF1000 that I owned you can turn the key so they stay on when the bike is shut off. They stay on while driving.

The CBF had one in the upper corner of each light. I spent a few bucks on LED 1w replacements to add more lighting.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:15 AM   #5
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Is there a switch position where only the little bulb and the taillight are on? Says "P" for park on my BMW.

Little park light on my bike is always on. Good thing....I usually install a rather illegal here headlight cut-off switch on all my bikes. For energy conservation purposes only.In case my battery goes down I don't need the 50W headlight to suck up the juice I may need to start it.Lesson learned many many years ago.

But then I may forget to turn on the headlight. That little bulb? May be enough to fool the oncoming officer into thinking that my headlight is on. Has worked before or so it seemed......
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:18 AM   #6
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daytime running light

its probably a daytime running light that's required in many countries including canada.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:26 AM   #7
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Light bulb

It makes sence cuz in Canada every vehicle needs daytime running however low beam is always on anyway. The bulb is one of those push in types and I changed it to a 360 LED to give a brighter look. Up on the center stand with engine running and in gear light stays on so I guess I will welcome the extra lighting for added safety. Can't wait to ride this bike though, hope its everything all the reviews claim.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:06 AM   #8
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Wikipedia

See discussion on position lamp.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_lighting

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